I came across PILLET, the definitive book on Edgard Pillet and I have been desperate to have it since. Well, after a bit of online sleuthing I came across a copy of this rare book at an alarmingly reasonable price.
Beautifully printed by Editions Georges FALL in 1967, the book is a rather gorgeous catalogue of his works: graphic, elegant and surprising. Pillet’s use of colour is startling.
This one’s going take pride of place on my bookcase. Just flicking through it really picks you up on a grey autumn’s day.
The size debate reminded me of a French artist whose work I’ve always found intriguing – Marie-Ange Guilleminot. A friend of mine gave me a limited edition book of her most recent work then, some 16 years ago?! Its entitled Mes Poupées – My Dolls. Its an abstracted study of the female form that reminds me of dough and domesticity – Dough-mesticity! Ha! In a way the anatomical nature of her work also recalls the work of Cathy de Monchaux.There’s an eerie beauty about these soft, suggestive shapes. You can read Pierre Leguillon’s profile on the artist here.